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  •  According to libertarians (2+ / 0-)
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    ...the only legitimate purpose of government is to enforce contracts and to defend its sovereignty--that is, its continuing ability to enforce contracts.

    That assertion is the fundamental problem.

    Because there is an entire profession dedicated to seeing that contracts neither preserve liberty nor justice nor are in the interest of the common welfare.  But that they are infinitely enforceable.

    We have no better evidence of this failure than the mortgage fraud of the past decade that has impoverished the entire developed world.

    A lot of libertarians mistake wilfullness for liberty.

    50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

    by TarheelDem on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 03:56:12 PM PST

    •  Actually, that's a good definition (0+ / 0-)

      We The People get to contract with the government for certain goods and services, private individuals contract with themselves and the government for same, and government -- if we say so -- can contract with private individuals. Seems that's what we have right now. What's the libertarian complaint?


      by raincrow on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:32:49 PM PST

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